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10/3/11

University at Buffalo will offer 1,500 free tickets to area high schools for a November lecture by gay rights activist and author Judy Shepard, the mother of University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard, whose 1998 murder provoked the passage of national hate crime legislation.

10/5/11

Four University at Buffalo alumni will serve as co-chairs for the sixth annual UB Scholarship Gala, which will take place from 6-11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in the Edward Wright Practice Facility on the UB North Campus.

10/5/11

Researchers from three universities have partnered to create a new, high-tech tool for mapping changing plant patterns at Tuolumne Meadows, a mountain meadow in Yosemite National Park.

10/3/11

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Bela Fleck and the Flecktones on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus. The concert is sponsored in part by Monaco's Violin Shop and Music Center.

10/6/11

Feminist philosopher, philosopher of mind and critic of religious faith Louise Antony, PhD, will present the University at Buffalo's 2011 Paul Kurtz Lecture on Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. in 120 Clemens Hall, UB North Campus.

10/6/11

A University at Buffalo expert on dioxin toxicology has just completed his service on the National Academies Institute of Medicine panel on Veterans and Agent Orange. Last week, the panel -- the Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides -- released its 2010 report.

10/6/11

University at Buffalo Police have arrested a UB student and charged him with vandalizing one of 330 wooden crosses placed on the North Campus by the student club, UB Students for Life.

10/6/11

The University at Buffalo Department of Theatre and Dance will present Henrik Ibsen's masterpiece Hedda Gabler from Wednesday, Oct. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 30. Performance times are Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre in the UB Center for the Arts, North Campus.

10/9/11

University at Buffalo Police are investigating a strong-arm robbery that occurred at approximately 6:05 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9, at the entrance to Red Jacket Building #2, on the North Campus.

10/10/11

Buffalo Public Schools will join university and community partners at a news conference to announce a new $9.8 million national grant to support a community-wide effort to improve middle and high school science education.

10/10/11

A University at Buffalo microbiologist whose lab has been studying the human papilloma virus for years, says that parents should have their children vaccinated with Gardasil, the HPV vaccine.

10/11/11

A tiny piece of a critical receptor that fuels the brain and without which sentient beings cannot live has been discovered by University at Buffalo scientists as a promising new drug target for Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases. The research on the NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate) receptor was published online Oct. 11 in Nature Communications.

10/11/11

A University at Buffalo-led research team has established the presence of a dynamic Jahn-Teller effect in defective diamonds, a finding that will help advance the development of diamond-based systems in applications such as quantum information processing.

10/11/11

The Oct. 12 Martel Distinguished Critic Lecture by French architect Philippe Rahm, to have taken place at 5:30 p.m. in 301 Crosby Hall on the University at Buffalo South Campus, has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a date and time TBA. The lecture is sponsored by the UB School of Architecture and Planning.

10/10/11

The University at Buffalo Department of Theatre and Dance will present the world premiere production of It Goes Like It Goes, The Music of David Shire from Wednesday, Nov. 16 through Sunday, Nov. 20 in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus. Evening performances will be at 7:30 p.m. There will be matinee performances on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.

10/12/11

The University at Buffalo has been awarded funding to conduct important medical research in neuroscience and pediatric pharmacology as part of SUNY REACH, a collaborative research network of SUNY's four academic health centers and the College of Optometry.

10/12/11

A coalition of regional partners has received $9.8 million from the National Science Foundation to expand a promising, teacher-focused initiative that aims to change how science is taught in Buffalo Public Schools. The five-year program, led by the University at Buffalo, Buffalo Public Schools, Buffalo State College and the Buffalo Museum of Science, is called the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Partnership (ISEP).

10/13/11

The prospect of doing human clinical trials with stem cells to treat diseases like multiple sclerosis may be growing closer, say scientists at the University at Buffalo and the University at Rochester, who have developed a more precise way to isolate stem cells that will make myelin.

10/13/11

Kathleen A. Parks, senior research scientist at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions, who studies women's substance use and associated victimization, recently received a grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to continue her research on women's risks for sexual assault associated with heterosexual drinking situations.

10/12/11

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Ray Davies on Sunday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, North Campus.

10/14/11

Research in the field of geography has led to a better understanding of the pros and cons of corporate responsibility initiatives, according to a new paper on the topic by a University at Buffalo geographer, a corporate responsibility expert.

10/17/11

Research at UB and Roswell Park that is aimed at developing new tools for clinical and translational science will be highlighted Oct. 21 from 2 - 4 p.m. at the First Annual Clinical and Translational Research Colloquium on Pilot Studies and Novel Technologies.

10/17/11

The University at Buffalo Law School will host an international conference "Implementing Truth and Reconciliation: Comparative Lessons for Korea" on Monday, Oct. 24, bringing together experts from around the globe to reflect on national experiences of the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions.

10/18/11

A series of free bone density clinics is being provided to the public by the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Walgreens throughout October, National Pharmacists Month.

10/18/11

The University at Buffalo will host the 2011 Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) national conference Oct. 20-23 on the UB North Campus. The conference theme is "Green Tech: Sustainable Cities in the 21st Century."

10/19/11

Sargur N. Srihari, director of the University at Buffalo's Center of Excellence in Document Analysis and Recognition (CEDAR) and SUNY Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, has won the 2011 International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR) Outstanding Achievements award.

10/20/11

The director of the University at Buffalo's anti-bullying center will share her knowledge of promoting a bully-free school with fellow educators at a "Dignity for All" daylong conference on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Michael's Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., in Hamburg.

10/18/11

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Rhythm of Rajasthan on Friday, Nov. 18, at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, North Campus. The show is sponsored by Gujrati Samaj of Buffalo, Triveni, UB Asian Studies Program and UB Center for the Arts.

10/20/11

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present MacHomer on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, North Campus.

10/20/11

In a recent study conducted by scientists at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions involving 154 heavy-drinking college students whose sexual behavior put them at risk for HIV infection and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), there were two expected findings and one surprise.

10/21/11

Experts in various aspects of the macabre include several University at Buffalo faculty members who specialize in what many cultures find horrible and terrifying.

10/19/11

A distinguished panel of judges is slated to sit on the bench for the final round of the 2011 Charles S. Desmond Moot Court Competition, the most prestigious appellate advocacy competition at the University at Buffalo Law School.

10/24/11

UB President Satish K. Tripathi issued a statement today regarding the death of Herbert Hauptman, Nobel laureate and a member of the National Academy of Sciences who was one of the most eminent and influential faculty members in UB's long history.

10/25/11

With the 2012 presidential campaign in full swing, President Obama's low approval rating and the struggling economy will be key indicators in the election outcome, according to University at Buffalo political scientist James E. Campbell.

10/26/11

A new University at Buffalo program, supported by more than $900,000 in federal funds, will help translate medical research on alcoholism and other addictions into the best treatments for addicted patients.

10/27/11

Gil I. Wolfe, MD, a leading authority on neuromuscular disorders at the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical School, has been named the Irvin and Rosemary Smith Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology in the University at Buffalo's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

10/24/11

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will welcome The Temptations and The Four Tops on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus.

10/25/11

The Center for the Arts at University at Buffalo will present National Acrobats of the People's Republic of China on Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus.

10/27/11

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Rochester native Philip Schultz will present the University at Buffalo's 2011 Oscar Silverman Reading on Friday, Nov. 18, at 8 p.m. in 250 Baird Hall on UB's North Campus.

10/27/11

Just when you thought you'd seen it all "visual poetry" flies onto the scene with everything from Pueblo Indian petroglyphs (circa 1350-1680), contemporary concrete poems, eye poems, typestracts (abstract typewriter art), poem-objects and media-savvy digital poems presented by a wide range of writer/artists working in many media.

10/28/11

The University at Buffalo School of Management's chapter of Beta Alpha Psi will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a cocktail reception and dinner on Nov. 12.

10/28/11

Acclaimed folklorist, documentary filmmaker and photographer Bruce Jackson will be honored at the 2011 Scholar Session presented by the University at Buffalo's Humanities Institute on Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

10/28/11

If you live in the neighborhoods around the University at Buffalo's North Campus, you may be hearing shouts of "Trick or Eat" this Halloween. But these are not your typical trick-or-treaters looking for candy. Underneath the costume will be a UB student asking for a donation of non-perishable food.

10/28/11

David L. Katz, MD, founder and director of Yale University's Prevention Research Center, will discuss obesity and chronic diseases as part of the University at Buffalo's School of Public Health and Health Professions' 23rd J. Warren Perry Lecture to be held at 1:45 p.m. on Nov. 4 in Harriman Hall on UB's South Campus.

10/28/11

The University at Buffalo School of Management's Executive MBA (EMBA) program has been ranked as one of best in the world by the Financial Times.

10/28/11

Journalist David Bornstein, an internationally acclaimed specialist in social innovation, will be the keynote speaker for the University of Buffalo's annual celebration of International Education Week Nov. 14-18.

10/31/11

An international research team led by the University at Buffalo has shown that large energy fluctuations can rile even a "relaxed" system, raising questions about how energy might travel through structures ranging from the ocean to DNA. The research appeared online Oct. 21 in Physical Review E.

10/31/11

University at Buffalo Associate Professor of Psychology Jamie M. Ostrov's work on understanding the development of bullying behavior in pre-school children has won him some influential admirers and boosters: Big Bird and his furry friends.

10/31/11

Families in Western New York and southern Ontario who are affected by Alzheimer's disease and related disorders now have a comprehensive new resource: the University at Buffalo's Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders Center, the first in the region.

10/31/11

University at Buffalo senior Kristina Blank -- described by her university advisers as "an example of what we hope a UB student should and could be" -- has won the highly selective State University of New York Association of Council Members and College Trustees Excellence and Student Initiative Scholarship.

10/31/11

If you live in the neighborhoods around the University at Buffalo's North Campus, you may be hearing shouts of "Trick or Eat" on Halloween. But these are not your typical trick-or-treaters looking for candy. Underneath the costume will be a UB student asking for a donation of non-perishable food.

10/26/11

The University at Buffalo's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences is hosting the 2011 Technology-Based Economic Development (TBED) Conference.

10/21/11

Members of the public will join University at Buffalo students, staff and faculty on the UB North Campus on Sunday (Oct. 23) to plant dozens of trees adjacent to the Solar Strand, the massive solar array under construction along Flint Road.

10/20/11

Hundreds of architectural and history enthusiasts will experience the haunting majesty of Buffalo's mammoth grain elevators during an afternoon tour on Friday, Oct. 21, beginning in downtown Buffalo, giving electronic and print journalists rare access to some of Buffalo's signature architectural monuments.

10/20/11

Local company Ladybug Teknologies will host a party on Friday, Oct. 21 to launch the SipSmart Network, a system of breathalyzer kiosks that enables bar patrons to stay safe by checking their level of intoxication before they drive. The firm's U.S. headquarters is in the University at Buffalo Technology Incubator.

10/19/11

Popular actor, author and advocate for Parkinson's disease research Michael J. Fox will present the University at Buffalo's Distinguished Speakers Series lecture at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, in Alumni Arena on the UB North Campus.

10/18/11

Popular actor, author and advocate for Parkinson's disease research Michael J. Fox will present the University at Buffalo's Distinguished Speakers Series lecture at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, in Alumni Arena on the UB North Campus.

10/18/11

Faculty in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will discuss "New Directions in Parkinson's Research" on Oct. 19 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Screening Room on the UB North Campus.

10/12/11

A session on emerging energy companies at this week's Advanced Energy 2011 conference will feature a University at Buffalo inventor: Vladimir Mitin, who is looking to commercialize a new and highly efficient solar cell technology that he developed through his research. The session will take place Thursday (Oct. 13) at 9 a.m. in the Niagara Room of the Hyatt Regency Buffalo at 2 Fountain Plaza in Buffalo, starting with a welcome and introduction from UB Vice President of Research Alex Cartwright.

10/7/11

As part of a joint effort between the University at Buffalo and the City of Buffalo to improve housing conditions in the neighborhood around Minnesota and Lisbon avenues, building inspectors will be visiting homes on those streets on the afternoon of Saturday, Oct. 8.

10/7/11

The University at Buffalo's Native American Center for Wellness Research will hold a fundraiser to raise money for students active in the Native American communities during its Wolf-Fire Scholarship Fall Feast & Fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. today, Oct. 7, in UB's Center for the Arts on the North Campus.

10/6/11

"Finding a New Foundation for Justice in China," a talk by Flora Sapio, PhD, a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Rights and Justice, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and an expert in Chinese criminal law, will be presented at the University at Buffalo on Oct. 7 from noon to 1:30 p.m.